USA California Idyllwild Idyllwild-Pine Cove Listing #38687

Cougar Lodge - Idyllwild, CA

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23 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 4 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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New listing! Dog-friendly mountain retreat w/ a furnished deck & full kitchen

Take a deep breath, relax, and experience life in Fern Valley. Located on a quiet street, this gorgeous, family-friendly home boasts high, open beam ceilings and large viewing windows throughout. Prepare anything from your morning coffee (pick up some beans from Black Mountain Coffee Roasters in town) to full-course dinners in your well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dine together at the table for six, and then kick back in the living area warmed by a wood stove, or head up to the large loft to watch your favorite shows or movies on the flatscreen TV. Outside, take in the view off your furnished deck while you cook up something tasty on your gas grill.

What's nearby:
Located just steps from the South Ridge Trail, conveniently close to the Tahquitz Peak Trailhead, and a little less than two miles from the natural beauty of Mount San Jacinto State Park, outdoor fun and adventure will be close at hand during your stay at Cougar Lodge. Wander along Deer Spring Trail or learn about the local ecosystem at the Idyllwild Nature Center, just four miles from your front door. And afterward, head into town and grab a meal to remember at Restaurant GastroGnome, the Idyllwild Brewpub, or FERRO and enjoy a night out.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
One sofabed included
The family dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
A 4x4 is recommended in winter

Parking Notes: Parking is very limited at this home. There is one designated spot (turnout style). Street parking is required. Please be courteous of full-timers.

County permit number: VR

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Mountain View





Wireless router

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private



Enclosed yard

23 reviews

Sean R. Oct 2021
Great location cozy cabin fun upstairs tv room
Willard W. Oct 2021
The home was comfortable and a suitable base for our four days of hiking at Idyllwild. However, we experienced several maintenance issues including dim lighting and some heaters that didn't work.
Manager response:
Willard, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you found this home to be comfortable. We apologize for the maintenance issues you experienced during your stay. We encourage guests to reach out to us should any issues arise, as we are happy to quickly assist. Since your stay, the light bulbs have been replaced and the heaters have been inspected to ensure they work. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon.
Julia M. Sep 2021
The house is amazing! We came with our 2 little girls and 2 dogs. It was super kid and dog friendly. The layout is perfect! Plenty of room for all of us to lounge and have family time. The only downside is there is no yard but it has a great deck. Unfortunately, there was a bit of a bee issue while we were there so we couldn't really use the deck much and had to make sure the screen was closed or they would swarm the house. Now, I would love to give this place 5 stars but we had an unfortunate encounter with the next door neighbor who is completely insane!! Having said that, it's our fault we even interacted with her at all. As long as you don't talk to her, I'm sure you'll be fine. Otherwise, we truly loved the house! It's a really special place.
Tammy T. Sep 2021
Fantastic, we’ll-located cabin nestled in the woods. We enjoyed watching the grey squirrels and bird as we ate all our meals on the back deck. Good parking. Clean space. Full kitchen. Heater in the downstairs bathroom was a bonus!
Stan H. Sep 2021
The house is very clean and wonderful view
Adam S. Aug 2021
Cabin was clean and beautiful. Only issue we had was how uncomfortable the beds are. We didn’t sleep well while away so that kind of sucked. That being said cabin was super clean and well maintained. It was super pretty and in a great location.
Manager response:
Hi, Adam!Hello! Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We regret that the bed was not suitable for your party and appreciate this feedback as an area to improve upon in the future. We hope to host you again soon!
John E. Aug 2021
Amazing cabin. Nice, clean and cozy. A nice patio to go and and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or grill up something in the evening. Beds are comfortable. Would definitely return. Highly recommend this for your vacation.
Carla F. Apr 2021
great location close to town center. beautiful inside home and great view of the mountains. quiet and peaceful get away for the weekend.
Christina W. Apr 2021
This was a perfect get away for our family with two teenage daughters and a Westie dog. We love this area and loved how quiet it was (minus the search and rescue helicopter the first day). If you want to get “away” this is your spot. We made a few meals in the kitchen which had everything we needed. We also loved that everything was very clean. We would stay here again. Thank you!
kristina e. Apr 2021
We loved staying at Cougar Lodge. Everything was super clean and was very well stocked with everything we needed. The back deck was beautiful and we loved feeding the birds and squirrels in the morning. Very close to town and several hiking trails.
Grace S. Feb 2021
Perfect size for 3-4 people. Dog friendly with extra supplies on hand. We used the wood burning stove and it heated up the house just fine; bring your own firewood and matches. Beds are comfortable and we enjoyed cooking in the little kitchen.
Maria B. Feb 2021
Barry T. Nov 2020
I've been coming up to Idyllwild for years, and I would gladly come back to this place. The quiet, mountain location was both relaxing and invigorating. The place was set up well to accommodate me and my guests.
Kelly L. Sep 2020
We enjoyed our stay at the lodge.
Very peaceful. Enjoyed watching the beautiful blue jays take our peanuts on the deck! Would return 😊
Brian F. Sep 2020
Nice, clean and comfy. Worked out great for a nice weekend in the mountains with everything you need. Our Labradoodle felt right at home, too!
Alejandra C. Aug 2020
Adorable place! Great stay for my family!! Thanks enjoyed
Inna Z. Aug 2020
My fiance and I stayed at this cabin for a few days relaxing and having a COVID-safe vacation. This cabin is on a quiet street and has a great view of Tahquitz peak (especially awesome with the large windows). The back deck is wonderfully shaded and has a gas grill (I'd recommend packing grilling utensils like tongs/spatula for your trip). Definitely recommend!
Kristi M. Jul 2020
We had an enjoyable weekend at the Cougar Lodge. Everything was immaculately clean and we felt safe staying there despite the pandemic. We will definitely be back!
georgia s. Jul 2020
The place is awesome !! The town is awesome!! Had a wonderful time relaxing... We did not want to leave. this cabin has everything you could ever need or want... We baked and cooked in the kitchen BBQ on the patio. I recommend it highly and plan on going back!
Heather W. Jul 2020
We came to the Cougar Lodge to celebrate our 21st anniversary. It was my turn to plan the trip and this cute, spacious cabin home was absolutely perfect for us. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We hiked, barbecued, played cards, and listened to music. We will definitely be back and next time, we will bring our two kids and our sweet pug Nigel. Thanks Cougar Lodge!
Oleksandr K. Jun 2020
We really enjoyed our stay at Cougar Lodge! It is very quiet during the week. The view on the mountains is spectacular!
We went fishing to the Hemet lake almost everyday and it is only 15 min away.
Would love to come back again!
Angela H. Jun 2020
Nikki H. Jun 2020
We loved this cabin! It was the perfect weekend family getaway. We spent most of our time on the back deck enjoying the pine trees and the view of Lily Rock